This forms part of existing Memoranda of Agreement between the universities and NUST. Exchange students from various institutions, particularly in Europe, come to NUST to complete part of their formal qualification requirements. The credits gained during their attachment to NUST are transferred to their home university.
During the semester, some of the students will be enrolled in programmes under the Faculty of Computing and Informatics, whilst others will be in the Faculty of Management Sciences. To welcome the students, an information sharing event was organised by the Department of International Relations. Dr Marius Kudumo, the Director of the Department, urged the students to use the opportunity to learn about the different local cultures and traditions, as well as the different tourist attractions that Namibia has to offer.
Tobias Maier, a student from FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences said his experience of Africa is very different in comparison to what he expected.
“Even though one has access to the Internet nowadays, when you hear the name Africa, you still expect to see what you only see in movies. The teaching and learning methods here are also very different. At my university, the environment tends to be more casual, but nonetheless I am excited and eager to learn as much as possible,” Maier said.
NUST has signed numerous agreements with international universities allowing for, amongst others, faculty and student exchange, curriculum development and joint research. Currently four students from NUST are on an exchange programme in Switzerland under the B360 Education Partnerships.